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‘Call to Action’ Archives

iMatter March

iMatter March

This is Xiuhtezcatl - I am 11 years old. With the help of my mom, Tamara, I am writing to let you know about a very urgent matter. I am an Earth Guardian Leader, and my mom, well she is the backbone of our organization.  Our future is in [...]

City Council Height Hearing

City Council Height Hearing

What: City Council is reconsidering a Planning Board decision to allow an accessory structure to violate the 20-ft maximum height by 3 feet When: Tuesday, May 17, 6 pm (agenda posted online on Friday) Where:  City Council chambers Why: [...]

Do You Love Boulder? Get Ready to Talk about It!

Do You Love Boulder?  Get Ready to Talk about It!

Why do I love Boulder?  Because it’s a great place to raise kids.  So great, in fact, that I left a successful career, newly-built home and good friends to move back to this city, about eight years ago.  Any regrets?  No way.  I’ve made new [...]

Finish This Book

Finish This Book

A review of Van Jones’ “The Green Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems" I thought I would just skim this book.  I thought I would just hit the high points, enough to write a credible review and throw a few [...]

Live, Work, Play (and Vote)

Live, Work, Play (and Vote)

Hey Boulder Blue-Liners! I've watched with delight as North Boulder has evolved. NoBo in many ways epitomizes the city's planning efforts to build sustainable and livable neighborhoods. In a decade, this new neighborhood has become a good place [...]

Urge CU Regents to Support ASSET

Urge CU Regents to Support ASSET

Our Colorado state legislature is currently considering SB 126, the Colorado ASSET bill, legislation that would permit undocumented students to pay unsubsidized in-state tuition in Colorado (i.e., students would not qualify for Colorado Opportunity [...]

Mountain Biking on Anemone Loop?

Mountain Biking on Anemone Loop?

Through the West Trail Study Area Plan, Open Space and Mountain Parks department (OSMP) and the Open Space board of Trustees (OSBT) are in the process of developing recommendations for the OSMP lands that comprise the mountain backdrop west of [...]

Portraits of Mass Consumption

Portraits of Mass Consumption

In Edward Tufte's book, Envisioning Information, ideas are laid out about how to communicate information in "flatland" and escape the inherent two dimensional limitation of paper and computer screens. Tufte also warns against using "chartjunk" a [...]

2011 Boards and Commissions

2011 Boards and Commissions

The city will be accepting applications for positions on the following boards and commissions: Arts Commission Beverages Licensing Authority Board of Zoning Adjustment Boulder Urban Renewal Authority Downtown Design Advisory [...]

Casey and the Dead Zone

Casey and the Dead Zone

What's a neighborhood school without the sounds of kids playing on the ball fields? Once upon a time before a $24.7 million dollar renovation, paid for by taxpayers, Casey Junior High had two ball fields. The fields emanated sounds of girl's [...]

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